FLORIDA FINDS Gourmet Floors are made to order click Headline to left for full story In the land of hurricanes and high humidity, choosing a floor for your home or business is a delicate issue. The owner of a company called Gourmet Floors says his flooring systems are superior to anything else — be it laminate flooring, tile or carpet. Justin Keith Quintana, who happens to be a chef on the side, says the name of his business says it all. BY ERIN MALLANTS RODRIGUEZ; Miami Herald
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Just Reduced to $1,150,000. This spectacular rare high floor “Birch” model of Le Club International has sweeping views of the Ocean, Intracoastal and Birch Park from every room and the dual terraces.This luxurious condo has a private elevator and foyer,massive Great Room, Dnning area, custom Built ins including HD TV and Stereo Equipment & an expansive Granite Top Bar . OPEN EURO-KIT Snaidero Italian cherry wood cabinetry. * MASTER STE W Walk-in closet *HIS & HER MARBLE WHIRLPOOL BATHS& Frameless tempered glass shower enclosures*Laundry rooms with full-sized washer and dryer and sink* VALET & 2 CAR PKG in prime location * Pool, Barbeque area & Party Room*PET FRIENDLY * THIS IMPECCABLE UNIT IS A MUST SEE* A BOUTIQUE LUXURY ADDRESS * Dockage Available for Purchase or Rent
Four areas where some attention can prevent backyard injury Backyard play means dealing with the occasional tears that nature — and human additions — can induce. Some homeowners take as many precautions as possible to reduce the odds that bumps and scrapes turn into something more serious. Unfortunately, each year more than 200,000 children go to emergency rooms for playground-related injuries incurred at home and away from home, according to WebMD. Supervising your child at play is a big factor in reducing injury, researchers say, but these four areas can also be addressed: See full story.
Building permits drop to a 10-year low U.S. builders pulled back on filing for permits to build homes in April, but started construction on more houses than they did in March, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. See Economic Report.
Goals of new solar technology: more attractive, cheaper products Solar technology has become a darling of renewable energy advocates and venture capitalists, but solar panels have always suffered from a bit of an image problem in some tree-lined communities. Curbside appeal has never been a selling point for solar manufacturers and plenty of homeowners and neighborhood governing groups still see the technology as a bit too new-age, sitting on a rooftop soaking up the sun’s heat. But what if solar panels were invisible or at least bore more of a resemblance to a traditional rooftop than an oversized baking sheet? See The Heat is On.
Housing Market Indicators: Florida existing home sales: -28% Florida existing condo sales: -32% Florida existing home median price: $236,000 Florida existing condo median price: $208,800 Florida consumer confidence: 86 National existing home sales: -8.4% National existing home median price $217,000 National (Freddie Mac) mortgage rate 6.16%
By Tom Stieghorst Sun-Sentinel.com Posted April 30 2007, 8:05 PM EDT Fort Lauderdale’s newest hotel opens Tuesday after an eight-year odyssey, finally giving Broward County the luxury beachfront resort that should land it on the map of the nation’s high-spending tourist elite.The $225 million St. Regis Resort & Residences Fort Lauderdale is one of only 13 St. Regis hotels worldwide. It’s 166 guest rooms will be offered at a standard rate of $589 a night most of the year, rising to $800 a night in season. With its marble floors and rooms that come with both butlers and digital assistants, the resort is the first in the county to have a real shot of earning five-star luxury status. Read The Whole Story